New Orleans City Business: FAA Provides $1.8M To Update Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Master Plan
The federal government is giving Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport $1.6 million to help update its plans for future expansion.
The money from the Federal Aviation Administration will go toward Armstrong's goal of becoming a "world-class airport" by New Orleans' 300th anniversary in 2018, according to a news release from Sen. Mary Landrieu's office that detailed $7.7 million in FAA spending on Louisiana airports.
At Armstrong, the money will be spent on its ongoing Master Plan Study, which will be used to assist with improving airport facilities and determining what will be logical, incremental expansion. The study will also examine the regional economic and community impact of the airport and potential expansion ideas.
Other Louisiana airports that will receive money from the latest round of FAA funding include Alexandria International Airport, Minden Airport, Shreveport Downtown Airport, Kelly Airport in Oak Grove and Jonesboro Airport.
Today's announcement comes after last week's FAA allotment of $3.6 million for Louisiana airports, including money to upgrade the runway at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans.